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UNI Education News

UNI's educator preparation programs offer a variety of education resources, services, events and opportunities for teachers, students and business leaders to learn more about education topics facing the state and nation.


UNI will receive $950,000 in federal appropriations for a National Institute for Early Math and Science Education to be located at UNI. The institute will focus on curriculum development and teaching methods for early childhood education in math and science.


Chris Kliewer, professor, Amy Staples, associate professor in UNI's Department of Special Education, and Neil Clopton, information technology specialist in UNI's College of Education, have been awarded a two-year $400,000.00 Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Children with Disabilities grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a highly interactive software system to promote the emergent literacy and communication skills of young children with significant developmental disabilities. UNI's Computer Sciences Department will assist with software development.


The University of Northern Iowa hosted a Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Judy Jeffrey, director of the Iowa Department of Education, Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Her presentation, "The State of the State: Education in Iowa" addressed the challenges and opportunities in education in Iowa.


The Des Moines Register printed an opinion piece: "Core curriculum is a needed and bold change", by Nadene Davidson, interim head, UNI Department of Teaching.


UNI Hot Topics in Education: Campus series of education discussions with faculty experts. Listen to the recent discussion about STEM & the Achievement Gap. (RealPlayer™)


Next Hot Topic discussion is noon, April 15, "21st Century Learning and the Iowa Core Curriculum"


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Last Updated: April 20, 2009